Jaqueline Cortez Wang

Jaqueline Cortez Wang is chief strategy officer and vice president for external partnerships at Achieving the Dream. In her role, Cortez Wang leads new strategy implementation, works to develop current and new strategic partnerships, and supervises marketing and strategic communications.  

She joins ATD from her position as senior director of strategic partnerships at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), where she managed partnership development, K–12 initiatives, and private-public coalition and network building in support of teaching, learning, and innovation within the education field. Prior to joining ISTE, she served as vice president of accounts for GMMB, a prominent public affairs agency, where she oversaw communication initiatives for national and local nonprofit organizations.

Cortez Wang served more than five years at the U.S. Department of Education, including as deputy director for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She also served as the Hispanic communications and outreach director where she was instrumental in the development and execution of public affairs, public engagement, and education communication efforts for Hispanic stakeholders. Cortez Wang began her career at NASA Johnson Space Center, where she managed the development of K–12 education programs focused on motivating young students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

A native of Pasadena, Texas, Cortez Wang is a community college graduate holding an Associate of Arts degree from San Jacinto College–Central as well as a dual Bachelor of Business Administration in management and marketing and a Master of Arts in cross-cultural studies from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

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